I own a NEC Optiarc AD-7200A RPC1 v.1.06
I never used it much, but lately It has been having a HARD TIME reading discs; especially boot CDs/ DVDs.
Sometimes it will fail and I will have to reboot, most of the time it will eventually read the data.
The discs ARE NOT AN ISSUE, nor is booting from the CD drive (i have been using my old LG secondary drive lately, just to get the job done) 99% of my discs are burned on a Pioneer 115, I only use Verbatims. The discs are not an issue (nor how they are burned) since the only drive (out of 6 that I have in use) that has any issues reading is the NEC AD-7200.
Is there a firmware to correct this or should I just buy a new drive?
what would you all suggest? I want an all around good drive (decent read/ decent write, speed is not a major issue) This is in my secondary tower.